Dorit Beinisch


The Honorable Dorit Beinisch, former President of the Israeli Supreme Court, was the Weinstein Family Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Law and Security, and also served as the Center’s Senior Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Beinisch served as the President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 2006-2012 and as Justice of the Supreme Court since December 1995. Before joining the Supreme Court, Justice Beinisch served in the Israeli Ministry of Justice for 28 years holding different positions in the criminal law and Constitutional and Administrative Law divisions. Her last role in the Ministry of Justice was the State Attorney of Israel in charge of all state litigation in courts. Throughout her public service, Beinisch represented the state of Israel in major cases before the Supreme Court. President Beinisch received her legal education (LL.B. and LL.M. summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.